I had an interesting dream last night. I was at a school, but it was no ordinary school. It was made up of many, many buildings for which I was not able to find an end to. There were many different areas for many different education levels. Each huge building was filled with hundreds of hallways and rooms.

I wandered around trying to figure out where my class was, where I was supposed to be. Everyone around me seemed to be navigating this school campus with ease. I was the only one lost.

At one point I found a friendly face, someone who I felt a strong connection to. He talked to me, helping me feel a bit less alone. As I got up to leave, we planned on meeting up again the next day but I was scared I wouldn’t be able to find him again.

I told him how I felt so lost here. I didn’t know where anything was, or where I was supposed to go. I didn’t trust that I would ever be able to find this particular spot that I happened upon again.

He led me over to a corner of the shop he was working in and gave me a piece of blue glass (which is one of my favorite things in my waking hours.) He then shined a bright light onto it so it glowed. He told me to take this glass, whose beauty filled me with such joy, and I would be able to remember how to find the shop again.

When I questioned how this was possible he let me know the secret to finding your way around. He told me to focus on finding joy and doing what will bring me joy. That the items that bring me joy create my map. Once I’ve found something that brings me joy, that area has been created on my map. In order to understand where I am and where I am going I need to have this map created, showing me exactly where all the joy-filled items are.

He helped me understand that when I am following my joy, I am in the right place. To know I am going in the right direction, I follow my joy. If I am doing what makes me happy and noticing what is beautiful, I will start to remember who I am, and why I am here.

As soon as he let me in on this secret I got so excited, realizing this was actually a very important lesson, that I woke up thinking, “I need to share this knowledge with others!” So, unfortunately, I didn’t get to hear any other wisdom he might have been able to share with me.

By now you probably have guessed that this place I felt so lost in, was in fact symbolic of my soul here on earth. And this isn’t a dream that applies only to me.

How many times have you asked yourself, “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” And if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt that everyone else seems to know exactly where they are going, while we feel completely lost and alone.

This life thing is a bit overwhelming at times. We aren’t actually born with a road-map or instructions. How often have you wished you could get a nice typed up manual, from the universe telling you why your soul is here, what you are here to learn and the exact steps to take to accomplish what you came here for? We all want to feel like we are doing it right and are going in the right direction.

While we won’t ever get that manual, detailing everything for us, we do have this key to creating our own map. Joy!

If we are finding joy, noticing what lights us up, finding beauty wherever we go we will know we are going in the right direction. We will even start to remember who we are and get glimpses of why we are here.

I’m not sure who this angel or guide in my dream was, but I do know that this message he shared with me is to be shared with you.

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to make sure I take time today to find beauty and do what brings me joy. Because I sure want to have a better understanding of who I am and why I am here.

I hope you’ll join me and create your very own joy map. And if you do, I’d love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below or come join the Sacred Soul Gardening Tribe to chat in a private group with other like-minded souls. Find out more about it at http://HedyMacDonald.com/.

Namaste and happy map making!!

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